Are you excited for the return of the pumpkin-spiced latte? Are you digging your sweaters, hats, and scarves out of the closet? Maybe you’re not doing either of those things, but you are looking for a way to give your home a new look for fall. Well, we’ve got you covered with these 7 DIYs to give your home a fall glow-up that are simple enough for even the newest DIY’er. 

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Embrace the rich colors, earthy textures, and delicious scents that embody autumn without breaking the bank. Grab your PSL, hit the craft store with your best friend, and get busy making some gorgeous decor to add that famous fall warmth to your space. 

Rustic Autumn Wreath

A beautiful wreath can instantly transform the look of your home by showcasing the rustic foliage of fall. To create a rustic autumn wreath, gather the following materials:

  • Grapevine wreath base
  • Faux fall leaves, flowers, and grasses in various colors
  • Mini pumpkins and gourds
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
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Arrange your faux foliage, or fauxliage, mini pumpkins, and gourds in a pleasing pattern, ensuring to mix up the sizes and colors of your elements for a more rustic look. Attach everything to the wreath using a glue gun. Once your components are securely attached, wrap a length of burlap ribbon around the top of the wreath to create a hanger. Hang your wreath on your front door or in your home to add a touch of fall charm.

Mason Jar Candle Holders

These mason jars are an incredibly easy and versatile DIY. Add tea lights or LED candles to create a warm, inviting glow, or use them as vases to spread some fall “fauxliage” around the home. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Mason jars
  • Acrylic paint in fall colors such as burnt orange, burgundy, mustard yellow, and brown.
  • Paintbrushes
  • Sandpaper (optional)
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Start by painting the outside of your Mason jars in your favorite fall-inspired hues. You can choose to create patterns, such as stripes, polka dots, flowers, and leaves, or simply paint them solid colors. Allow the paint to dry completely, and lightly sand the jars around any bumps or edges to give your jars a more distressed look.

Pumpkin Spice Scented Potpourri

Nothing says fall quite like the delightful aroma of pumpkin spice. To create your own scented potpourri, you’ll need:

  • Dried orange peel
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Whole cloves
  • Allspice berries
  • Star anise
  • Small burlap or muslin bags
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Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Adjust the quantities to achieve your desired scent. Once you’re satisfied with the aroma, spoon the mixture into small burlap or muslin bags, tie them closed with a piece of twine or ribbon, and place them throughout your home. These fragrant sachets will make your space smell amazing and add a charming rustic touch to your home.

Fall Foliage Garland

A garland can be a stunning addition to your mantle, stairway, or even your dining table. To add a beautiful, fall-inspired garland to your home, gather these supplies:

  • Artificial fall leaves
  • Twine or jute string
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
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Lay out your artificial leaves in your desired pattern, then attach them to the twine or jute string using a hot glue gun. Ensure you space them evenly and secure them firmly to the twine. Once your garland is complete, drape it along your mantle, wind it up your staircase railing, or use it as a runner to create a stunning fall dining table.

Acorn Centerpiece

For a charming and understated fall centerpiece, consider crafting an acorn centerpiece. Gather the following materials:

  • Acorns (real or artificial)
  • Pinecones
  • A glass vase
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Simply fill a glass vase with acorns and pinecones for an elegant yet understated centerpiece. Add an LED candle for a warm glow.

Fall Pillow Covers

Bring the rustic feel of autumn to your living room or bedroom with custom fall-themed pillow covers. You’ll need the following supplies:

  • Plain pillow covers (in fall colors like deep red, brown, or orange)
  • Fabric paint or fabric markers
  • Leaf-shaped stencils or templates
  • Painter’s tape (optional)
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Secure the leaf-shaped stencils or templates on your plain pillow covers with painter’s tape. Use fabric paint or markers to fill in the leaf shapes and allow the paint to dry completely before you remove the stencils. Your custom fall pillow covers will instantly transform your home for the season. You can even use this same technique to create custom throw blankets, placemats, and table runners.

Autumn Scented Room Spray

Consider enhancing the ambiance of your home with an autumn-scented room spray. You’ll need:

  • Distilled water
  • Witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
  • Essential oils (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and orange)
  • Small spray bottle
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Fill a small spray bottle halfway with distilled water and top with witch hazel or rubbing alcohol. Add a few drops of each essential oil, drop by drop, until you achieve your desired scent. Close the bottle and shake it gently to mix the ingredients. If you want to create a room spray that doesn’t use essential oils, you can infuse your room spray as well. Add elements like cinnamon sticks, orange peels, star anise, whole cloves, and whole nutmeg to your water and witch hazel mixture. Allow it to steep in a cool, dry, dark space for two weeks. After two weeks, pour the mixture through cheesecloth to strain and remove solid elements, and you have a delightful,  toxin-free, homemade, autumn-scented room spray.

With these simple DIY projects, you can give your home a charming fall glow-up that captures the essence of the season. From pumpkin spice candles to rustic wreaths and cozy throw pillows, there are countless ways to infuse your living space with the warmth and beauty of autumn. Embrace your creative spirit, and get ready to DIY your home into the cozy ambiance of fall.